The Illinois Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow five new casinos in Illinois - including one in Chicago. The Senate approved the measure on a 30-27 vote, which now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his approval.As recently as Friday, Quinn expressed objection to the size and scope
As the Bears get set to host the Seattle Seahawks in their divisional playoff this Sunday, Chicagoans are starting to come together like they did when the Blackhawks glided toward hockey’s Stanley Cup last spring.The excitement brings to mind some words of a 19th century German philosopher: &l
Chicago's business community is already preparing to add a casino downtown, even before the gambling expansion gets approval from state legislators.The Illinois legislature is looking for ways to close a budget gap that could reach $15 billion.
Chicago is on its way to getting a new casino. The Illinois Senate narrowly passed a major gambling expansion proposal Wednesday. The bill would create five casinos around Illinois, including one in Chicago.Supporters, like state Sen.
As the Illinois General Assembly prepares to resume its fall veto session, a number of issues remain outstanding including public employee pensions for police and firefighters.But that’s not the only controversial topic legislators will deal with when they return next week.They also face bills